Employment Certificates, also known as Work Permits, are mandatory in Arkansas for minors under 16.
The certificate must be acquired by the minor and presented to their employer to verify their ability to work before they are hired.
(Those are not always the same date.) No help there.
The term appears in a lot of older cases, so it may have seen more widespread usage (or had an even broader definition) in judicial yesteryear.
Child labor laws on Arkansas and Federal levels exist to prevent the exploitation of minors for labor, and ensure that education is prioritized over work.
Limitations on child labor vary by age, and may include restrictions on the types of work that can be done, maximum hours that may be worked, and limitations on late or overnight work.
But what no laws seems to be able to do is distinguish between exploitative and consensual relationships between young people.
Smoking any cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other tobacco product in the state Capitol building is prohibited. The prohibitions on smoking shall be communicated to all current employees by their employer within 30 days of the effective date of this act, and to each prospective employee upon application for employment. 'School' means: Any buildings, parking lots, playing fields, playgrounds, school buses, or other school vehicles; or any off-campus school-sponsored or -sanctioned events with respect to any public, charter, or private school where children attend classes in kindergarten and grades 1-12. A person who violates this provision commits a violation punishable by a fine of to 0. Any person in violation is guilty of a violation and subject to a fine of 0 to 0.
Martha Kempner The Arkansas Supreme Court recently over-ruled a law prohibiting teachers from having sex with students over 18.
With this decision, age once again takes center stage when the more important questions are about the relationship itself.
The Arkansas Supreme Court just ruled to overturn a state law that made it a crime for public school teachers to have sex with any student under 21.
In a four-to-three decision, the court stated that the law essentially “criminalizes sexual conduct between adults.” With this decision, age once again takes center stage when the more important questions are about the relationship itself.